Editing Gnome for single click

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 23:44:12 UTC 2010

2010/1/8 NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net>:
> On 01/07/2010 12:34 PM, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>>> Open nautilus - Edit|Preferences|Behavior|'Single click to open items' ?
>> Thanks, Gary, but that is already set. I need single click on all
>> Gnome functions, for instance in the otherwise terrific gucharmap one
>> must double-click to select a character. In general, that is bad. But
>> in my case where I cannot double-click comfortably (disability) it is
>> a deal-breaker. There are other applications which use Gnome settings,
>> such as Zim-wiki.
> gucharmap: I think you mean that you must double-click to add the
> character to the 'text to copy' bar? Otherwise clicking on any character
> selects that character. Rather than double-clicking (and I know of no
> way to get the app to change), use the mouse to drag the character to
> 'Text to copy'. Not sure if that may be more difficult for you given
> your disability, but it is an option if you did not know about it.

Yes, I discovered dragging too. However, the issue is more general
than just gucharmap, that was an example. In KDE the user can set it
so that there is no longer a concept of double click, everything is a
single click.

Dotan Cohen


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